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Man who drowned in river near Wilmington identified as being from Melrose Park

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:07 p.m. CDT

WILMINGTON – The fisherman who drowned Friday after being swept into the Kankakee River has been identified.

The Will County Coroner's office reported an autopsy was performed Monday on Guilmar A. Galvez, 33, of Melrose Park.

About 10:45 p.m. Friday, Galvez was fishing with three other people off the shore of South Island Park when he was swept under the water. Firefighters spent two days searching the area for Galvez, whose body was found around 5 p.m. Sunday near the Des Plaines Conservation Area boat launch, west of Interstate 55.

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